Room Reviews

July 28, 2007
Gadually it slips into the indie paradigm of an alienated soul rushing into darkness, climaxing with a semiabstract montage sequence that's more rhetorical than dramatic.
April 29, 2007
Defying do not enter, in dead end US culture.
January 23, 2007
A performance de Williams corajosa e intensa, mas o diretor-roteirista cria um drama existencialista ps-11 de Setembro bobo sobre o constante estado de medo do norte-americano mdio e sua busca desesperada por algum tipo de vlvula de escape.
September 28, 2006
It ... may be the longest 75-minute film in the history of cinema -- there was a clock check 25 minutes in, after thinking 'this has got to be almost over.'
August 7, 2006
Expertly moody and foreboding, Room is somewhat less than the sum of its parts, but is nonetheless compelling viewing along the way.
June 30, 2006
Henry's film is beautifully shot and extraordinarily well acted by Williams, whose face alone says everything about the plight of working mothers who can no longer make ends meet.
June 30, 2006
Williams gives a superb performance that recalls Ellen Burstyn's in Darren Aronfsky's much-praised Requiem for a Dream.
June 27, 2006
A small-scale indie with bountiful ambitions, this resourceful debut ballasts a great deal of conceptual idiosyncrasy ... with strict observations of personality, behavior and the textures of space.
June 27, 2006
Kyle Henry's Room is one of those rare American indies that confidently and successfully propose their own narrative logic, drawing viewers into a mental puzzle that may not contain a single clear solution.
June 7, 2006
Cyndi Williams's performance in Kyle Henry's Room is a searing articulation of post-traumatic stress disorder.
May 6, 2006
It isn't an easy film, but the world's already got plenty of easy and easily digestible films. Nervy and confounding pictures, however, we could use more of.
June 25, 2005
Writer-director Kyle Henry's debut feature is a tedious tease that parades assorted sensations and signifiers past the audience for nearly an hour and a half before sputtering out in a rush of incomprehensible visual noise.
June 25, 2005
A perceptive, unsettling psychodrama marking the assured feature writing and directing debut of shorts filmmaker Kyle Henry.